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Using the study abroad portal: 

Searching for programs:  

Not sure about studying abroad yet but want to explore the options? A good place to start is the program search tool at the end of the left menu. Any WU student can search for Winthrop and non-Winthrop programs by location, term and major. 

Please note: all students are required to complete the study abroad group advising module and to meet with the study abroad coordinator before applying to any program, except faculty-led study abroad courses. We recommend that you start the planning process at least one semester (or one AY before you study abroad) before applying.

Applying for programs: 

After you have met with the study abroad coordinator and your academic advisor to pre-approve your program, you are ready to create a portal account and apply to WU for approval to study abroad by the listed deadline. You may also need to apply directly through your program provider, but first verify application requirements for your program with the coordinator. 

Winthrop University Study Abroad Opportunities

Winthrop University provides a variety of enriching opportunities for students to study abroad, and has identified clear connections between studying abroad and the curriculum we offer our students. In fact, all of Winthrop's academic departments have identified a semester or summer where students may study abroad and still graduate within a four-year time frame. Students may participate in summer, semester, or full academic year programs abroad while tailoring their experience to their specific academic goals and personal interests. Students may also elect to participate in one of our short-term programs led by Winthrop faculty. Winthrop’s students are typically able to use many of their scholarships and other forms of financial aid to offset the costs associated with their programs. 

Ready to study abroad? If so, click here to take the next steps!

Winthrop Programs

Winthrop Programs are semester or yearlong study abroad opportunities at 21 partner institutions in 19 countries around the world. With these partner programs, students pay Winthrop tuition (room and board fees vary), in addition to other study abroad fees. Currently, Winthrop Programs are located in Argentina, Australia, Costa Rica, England, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan. To learn more, including a detailed list of costs per program, please visit our Winthrop Programs page. 

Non-Winthrop Programs

Students wishing to participate in a study abroad program that is not a Winthrop Program may do so, but must have the program approved by the Study Abroad Coordinator prior to applying. Students participating in non-Winthrop programs will be responsible for paying the price listed by the program provider, in addition to the study abroad application fee (charges will still be placed on the student’s WingSpan account). To browse all study abroad programs, research costs, and apply online, please click on Program Search.

National Student Exchange (NSE)

Through the National Student Exchange (NSE) program, Winthrop students can study away at over 180 institutions in the United States, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or Guam. Like Winthrop Programs, NSE students pay Winthrop tuition (room and board fees vary), as well as the application fee. To learn more, please visit our National Student Exchange page.

Winthrop students can participate in a semester or summer program sponsored by Winthrop University and directed by our faculty. Students pay an additional travel fee to Winthrop and receive grades upon completion of both the course and travel component. Click here to view all upcoming faculty-led programs.

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